Monday, June 29, 2009

Benefit Dinner a Big Success!!

The benefit dinner held for Bruce Richard on Sunday, June 28 was a great success. Attendence was over 350 people. Through the generousity and hard work of so many individuals, everything went off so well. The food was delicious, judged by the many compliments people were making.

Many thanks to all who supported this event: our volunteer organizations - Harwinton Agricultural Society, Harwinton Lions Club, both Harwinton Volunteer Fire Departments, the Ellis Family who brought the Stagecouch for rides, our vendors who were so generous, the Berkshire bluegrass band who entertained, and all the members & volunteers who gave time, monetary gifts, supplies and other items to make this a wonderful time for Bruce. He couldn't have been more grateful to every one. It was more than a benefit for him. It was an example of a community of people pulling together to help someone in need.

Everyone there had a great time socializing, seeing old friends you hadn't seen and catching on what's been happening. It lets you know there are people out there who still care!

We all wish Bruce continued progress toward getting well and on with his life again. Many thanks again to all who participated, supported, and attended the dinner.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Benefit Dinner for Bruce Richard

If you hadn't already heard, there is going to be a fund raiser dinner for Bruce Richard, our past president. Bruce has been going through some very serious medical problems since his knee surgery in October, 2008. He has not been able to return to work and is looking at at least one more year of rehabilitation and recuperation. His medical insurance has expired and will now have to pay for his own coverage.

On Sunday, June 28, 2009 there will be a steak dinner being served from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Harwinton Fairgrounds. The cost is $20.00 per person. The dinner will consist of a rib eye steak, baked potato, corn on the cob, salad, rolls and desert. Beverages will be served along with the dinner. We will have bluegrass music to entertain us.

This is being made possible because of the help from our two Harwinton fire departments, the Harwinton Lions Club and the Harwinton Agricultural Society along with many other individuals who have come forward to volunteer their time and donate both monetary & material items. This effort is what community support is all about. If you would like to purchase tickets please contact any of these organizations or call Paul Schweitzer at (860)485-0485 or Jack Comporesi at (860)485-9021. Tickets will be available through June 19th. If you would like to give us a hand with this event, we definitely will appreciate anything you can do.

Bruce has been active in our community for many years and has given so much. It's time to pay him back and let him know he has our support.

Worknights & Volunteering

It's June already!!! Worknights have been going on for 5 weeks now. Painting, ground maintenance and electrical upgrades have begun. Work is being done on this year's Premium Fair Book and will be going to press by the first week of July. Our website will be updated soon with all the information for this year's fair. Entertainment is in place.

New this year is an extension of Saturday's fair hours - 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. weather permitting. The Board felt we should try this to see how it works out. It will give people more weekend time to come see our great fair.

Scholarship applications are being accepted for another two weeks, so don't wait any longer!! We have two $1,000. scholarships available for college bound students or continuing college students. Check out our scholarship section on the website for more information.

Remember, members and volunteers are encouraged to come help out at the fairgrounds every Tuesday night from 5:00 p.m. until dusk. Any talent is appreciated; any time given is important to us. See you there!!! October will be here before we know it.